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How Good is Your Theory? Open Thread I

21 Jul 2010, 19:10 UTC
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He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot. -Douglas Adams
When I started writing about science online in January of 2008, I put the word out that I would accept questions from my readers. After all, I knew that there was a lot of misinformation out there, as well as the more insidious "technically correct but misleading" information about science.

In particular, I want to get the actual information that we know out there. As far as what I can contribute, I'm confident that I can add an expert voice for my specialties (physics, astronomy, and cosmology). What started as a manageable two or three messages a week has escalated into...

Well, let's just say I've learned that many of you are really interested in this stuff, which is awesome. And most of the messages I get ask me to take a look at a new idea, paper, or article, and to evaluate how good it is. This is a great idea, and I'd like to do this, and I'd like to give many of you the opportunity to weigh in.
So we're going to try something new here: an ...

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